Explosions can be triggered by natural, chemical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, or nuclear reactions. There is the potential for great personal injury, as well as the damage and destruction of property in any explosion.


• Evacuate the building through the nearest exit.
• As you evacuate:
- Assist persons with disabilities.
- Stay away from anything that could fall on you.
- Open doors carefully.
- Do not use elevators.
• Do not move a victim unless there is an immediate threat to life.
• Once outside, stay at least 300 feet away from the building.
• Follow directions issued by emergency responders.

If you are notified that an explosion took place elsewhere on campus:
• Assess situation and decide whether to evacuate or shelter-in-place.
• Stay away from affected area.
• Follow directions issued through the Emergency Notification Network (ENN) or by emergency responders.
• Only call 911 if you have important and relevant information.
• Get additional information by visiting www.miami.edu or calling the UM Emergency Information Hotline 1-800-227-0354.


Life Threatening Emergency (All Campuses) 911
Emergency Information Hotline (All Campuses) 1-800-227-0354
University Police Department (Gables Campus) 305-284-6666
Department of Security (Medical Campus) 305-243-6000
Campus Safety (Marine Campus) 305-421-4766 or 305-710-7991
Report Suspicious Activity (State-Wide) 1-855-352-7233

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